olunteers Sonja Konkin (left) and Crystal Robertson prepare the Thanksgiving meal.

olunteers Sonja Konkin (left) and Crystal Robertson prepare the Thanksgiving meal.

Annual Thanksgiving dinner is just one of many services offered

Community Harvest Food Bank held its Thanksgiving dinner Wednesday at the Drop-in Centre in Castlegar.

Community Harvest Food Bank held its Thanksgiving dinner Wednesday at the Drop-in Centre in  Castlegar.

More than 50 people came to enjoy the delicious turkey dinner complete with all of the usual holiday side dishes and two kinds of pie.

No event like this goes on without the hard work of many volunteers. For this meal Sonja Konkin, Crystal Robertson and Dot Byrne were manning the kitchen.

Sonja explained why she comes back week after week to the Drop-in Centre.

“I love giving back. The community has done so much for me as a single mother.”

Brooke Day is another frequent volunteer; she comes in once a month to provide haircuts. This week she was giving scalp massages to clients, volunteers and reporters alike.

The food bank is currently servicing 25 to 50 clients a week, which may be individuals or families. Right after Remembrance Day they will kick off the campaign for donations for their next big event, the annual Christmas Hamper distribution.